‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’: The song that won’t die

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To do list: send my medical bills to the folks at Bravo for having a part in putting “Tardy for the Party” in my life. No song has dissolved more of my brain cells than Kim’s catchy — and dreadful — dance ditty. And it continued its parasite ways by infiltrating yet another episode. This time we got to see Kim complete her vocals on the track — well, we got to see the producers make her voice sound in-tune. Thank goodness for voice-altering machines!

The song made its official debut at Kim and Kandi’s joint birthday extravaganza. Of all the Housewives, Sheree was the only one to show. And she came to the classy affair in jeans and a T-shirt? How can this woman claim to be a fashionista? She wore a similar outfit to Lisa’s lackluster fashion show. Heck, even Kim (with those bird-like shoes that were about to take flight) looked better. Anyway —


Kim and Kandi’s friendship seems to be deepening. They hug. They “appreciate” each other. Kandi even seemed happy for Kim’s engagement to Big Poppa. Everything seemed peachy for these Atlanta peaches. But when Kandi made her return to the stage, Kim’s wig was nowhere in sight. But Kandi, always the bigger person, remains loyal, saying she’d be in the front row should Kim ever find herself performing. Why would she even put such a thought in the open? Bravo, I beg you. Should that ever happen, do not film the atrocity.

Not much has changed in Atlanta for these Housewives. The NeNe and Kim war is still on. Why NeNe is so bitter that she’s not on the track, I’ll never understand. And Sheree is still planning that ‘fashion show.’ I’m starting to wonder if it’s a figment of her imagination.

Show Trackers, what do you think of “Tardy for the Party”? Am I the only one in need of Advil from the constant exposure to the overproduced vocals?

--Yvonne Villarreal